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Gates Foundation To Commit Additional $200M To Global Financing Facility To Help Improve Maternal, Newborn, Child Health

Reuters: Melinda Gates urges backing for ‘human capital’ of mother and child health
“Millions of women and babies could avoid untimely deaths if international donors step up to replenish a global health fund so it can expand to 50 countries, the philanthropist Melinda Gates said on Tuesday. The co-chair of the multi-billion-dollar Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation told Reuters she and her husband see the Global Financing Facility (GFF), a fund aimed specifically at maternal, newborn, and child health, as an investment in ‘human capital’ that will swiftly show meaningful, measurable results. … [T]he Gates Foundation will this week commit another $200 million at a replenishment meeting in Norway ‘because we are seeing it work,’ Melinda Gates said…” (Kelland, 11/5).